Tribal conflict in Darfur causes dozens of casualties, government dispatches troops

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Mon, 28 Dec 2020 - 12:47 GMT

FILE - UN peacekeeping forces in Sudan's Darfur – United Nations website

FILE - UN peacekeeping forces in Sudan's Darfur – United Nations website

CAIRO – 28 December 2020: Sudan declared the killing of 13 and injury of 34 in a tribal armed conflict southern Darfur, as reported by Al Arabiyah Sunday.

 

It is noted that the United Nations and African Union (AU) peacekeeping forces will conclude their 13-year mission in Darfur on December 31, 2020. As per the resolution of the UN Security Council, the forces will retreat gradually until June 30, 2021. As such, the Sudanese government will be in charge of the region's security.

 

In 2003, violence occurred between the government forces and rebel groups in Darfur, which resulted in 300,000 deaths and the displacement of 2.5 million.

 

After yesterday's incident, the Sudanese Armed Forces announced dispatching troops to southern Darfur.  

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